The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple has released a statement asserting that a new Texas rule requiring abortionists to have the remains of aborted babies buried or cremated violates their religious beliefs. “The Satanic Temple believes burial rites are a well-established component of religious practice,” it wrote on Saturday. “This is undisputed in the

entirety of US legal history. In addition, members of The Satanic Temple believe in the inviolability of the body and, as such, these rules contradict our fundamental beliefs.” As previously reported, the rule, requested by Gov. Greg Abbott, was finalized last Monday and is set to take effect on Dec. 19. READ MORE